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's the big question, right? >> looking at the influence of the freshmen today, in general they believe and have very involved local voters to back them up that they were elected in 2010 with a mission to, reign in big government, specifically big government spending, and this debt ceiling debate fits right into that. here's more from one freshman tea partier. >> it would allow the debt ceiling to go up, but only if we had significant cuts, statutory caps and balanced budget amendment and there's a growing movement with that. we met with leadership, we met with majority leader eric cantor and were trying to impress upon them that we need to be for something as republicans, we need to define what we're for. >> senator paul says this is a fight, quote, too important to give up. jon. jon: what kind of influence do the new members have, though? >> well, republicans are in the minority and the senate, so less there, but in the house they're in the majority and tea partiers, or those who agree with the tea party on fiscal issues, among the 87 how freshmen have not been shy about staking their
: anything big happened while you were gone? jenna: got married, went on a honeymoon. i'm back for good. jon: glad to have you. brand-new developments in the debt showdown as the clock ticks closure to government default. now the tea party is stepping in, pushing its cut, cap and balance plan. jenna: ccp, a measure that raises the limit on america's credit card by another $2.4 trillion, only after big and immediate spending cuts, as well as a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget. jon: it looks likely to pass in the house but the senate is a very different story. mike emanuel live at the white house for us now. what is the latest from the white house, first of all, mike? >> reporter: jon the white house perspective that this is a huge problem, our nation's debt, so this is the time to do something big and do something bold. it is not clear where the votes will be in terms of trying to do something of that nature. our understanding is from talking to sources, both here at the white house and on capitol hill is there were conversations back and forth between the presiden
calls from all the big shareholders, i say all, many big shareholders, saying it was a terrible thing to take him away because he had done such a great job. >> that's it. the fact that you have been -- you didn't know about so many of these criminal activities that went on, do you not think that was made more likely because of this sort of family history? i don't just mean him, i'm talking about people who weren't direct members of your family, but became friends. >> no. >> you don't think that factored in. >> i don't think -- i don't think mr. hinton misled me for a minute, but you must find out for yourself and make your own conclusions. he certainly did not know of anything. >> i've got two more members. >> thank you. >> before i address my questions to the hearing i'd like to make a short declaration of my own which is something i previously declared to the committee which is that my wife is an employee of the company calledded h edlen which is engaged by news corporation. she has no access to the information. i want to share that to you before asking any questions. mr. rupert mur
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